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Good, Google, Good! So how did this breach happen (was it due to having servers in CN -or was that irrelevant in the break-in)? Is the potential loss of CN revenue less then the potential loss of credibility and or intellectual property from remaining in CN?

Who ends up losing more, Google (business) or China (business credibility)? When a big player like Google says "enough" to the shenanigans others will pay attention.

Google said it does not believe the cyber attack succeeded. "Only two Gmail accounts appear to have been accessed, and that activity was limited to account information (such as the date the account was created)

Google has further decided it is no longer willing to continue censoring its search results in Chinese Google sites

http://bit.ly/5bR1AK

http://bit.ly/6om4N8

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Good, Google, Good!

Yeah I'm with you on this one.

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Good. Open it up, and if that makes them angry, get out.

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So they got nailed by a phishing scheme. How could they fall for that? Before google leaves, they should mass mail how to search and use proxies.

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Of course, somehow, China will attempt to play the victim card in this matter also, stating that outsiders are interfering with Chinese internal affairs...

They may also blame the Dalai Lama for the hacking incident.

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Good. China disgusts me.

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How could they fall for that?

If I were a dissident there, I'd boot up from a known good BootCD ISO only do pure HTML, enable ssl on all accounts in addition to TOR and proxies.

From Google's reaction, I'm reasonably confident it was not a physhing, it was an attack on accounts on GOOG servers. Else it does ont explain how they were able to get to subject lines but not email content. (I mean, in addition to GOOG's reaction --that's the tell tale).

If GOOG wants to really upset CN, take up all infra in CN and move all of it to TW. Taat'll learn 'um.

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So long China is enjoying healthy economic growth and leading the world economies....these issues make no sense (human rights, freedom of press etc....) because nobody is there to fight for justice.

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It's Google's f-you to China after playing by their rules.

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because nobody is there to fight for justice.

That's just not true. There are thousands of political prisoners (i.e. in prison) in China --a few are radicals, most are people who defied the political status quo or just didn't acquiesce to current political thought. There are an unknown number of lesser dissidents who engage in online political conversation --tho in doing that play a cat and mouse game with authorities.

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Let Freedom Ring. The Chinese people certainly have a wonderful history and could handle more freedoms.

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hi,everyone, i am chinese,i am really really sick of what our government do! in face ,as a chinese citizen we do never feel the rich life our government bring us even through they always advocate that dramatic economic growth.we actually found price inflation and pay remains the same!i am shamed to be a chinese!

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Don't be ashamed, just encourage more change in the Chinese government. The main issue with China today is the government believes it should control the people instead of the people controlling the government. If that way of thinking gets reversed, then China would be much better off.

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So long China is enjoying healthy economic growth and leading the world economies....these issues make no sense (human rights, freedom of press etc....) because nobody is there to fight for justice.

So long as there is a status quo there will be people to fight against it. For better or worse.

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Hope that from this China leaders will start to think that freedom of speech is NOT a joke.

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PRAISE THE LORD! or whatever you might praise at a time like this. the division that made the decision, perhaps. China has an economy. Now they need a government. This isn't the 11th century. Censor THAT, Hu Jintao.

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new government will never be born in china because of brutal repression by current government.you know the demonstration in our country is also regarded as an illegal activity that participants will be arrest by polices.all these scandal and tragedy is just result of a corrupt party!

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PRAISE THE LORD! or whatever you might praise at a time like this. the division that made the decision, perhaps. China has an economy. Now they need a government. This isn't the 11th century. Censor THAT, Hu Jintao.

new government will never be born in china because of brutal repression by current government.you know the demonstration in our country is also regarded as an illegal activity that participants will be arrest by polices.all these scandal and tragedy is just result of a corrupt party!

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